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List of notable or famous novelists from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top novelists born in Russia and even some popular novelists who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian novelists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These novelists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known novelist from Russia is included when available.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Aleksandr Pushkin and Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov.

This historic novelists from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian novelists of note?" and "Who are the most famous novelists from Russia?" These prominent novelists of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian novelists.

Use this list of renowned Russian novelists to discover some new novelists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (53 items)
Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Novelists from Russia
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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. His matrilineal great grandfather was Abram Gannibal, who was brought over as a slave from what is now Cameroon. Pushkin published his first poem at the age of fifteen, and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. While under the strict surveillance of the Tsar's political police and unable to publish, Pushkin wrote his most famous play, the drama Boris Godunov. His novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1799-1837)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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#71 on The Best Writers of All Time

#1 on The Best Russian Authors

#20 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#31 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Novelists from Russia
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Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system. While his writings were long suppressed in the USSR, he wrote many books, most notably The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, August 1914 and Cancer Ward. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, "for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature". He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1974 but returned to Russia in 1994 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1918-2008)

Birthplace: Kislovodsk, Russia

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#75 on The Best Russian Authors

#68 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#36 on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

#30 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Novelists from Russia
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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian and Soviet writer who wrote in many genres but specialized in science fiction and historical novels. During World War II, he served on an Extraordinary State Commission which "ascertained without reasonable doubt" the mass extermination of people in gas vans by the German occupiers. His work in the investigation of atrocities committed in the Stavropol region was recognized by Soviet prosecutors during the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1883-1945)

Birthplace: Pugachyov, Russia

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#25 on The Best Russian Authors

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Alexander Amfiteatrov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Novelists from Russia
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Alexander Valentinovich Amfiteatrov; was a Russian writer and historian. ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1862-1938)

Birthplace: Kaluga, Russia

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